Colleagues, there is arguably no more critical session on today’s agenda than this one. None of the important initiatives we spoke about earlier today and none of the lofty ambitions we have set ourselves to promote innovative growth and sustainable development, will be achieved without investment in people. Human resources are the vital lifeblood of any successful science and innovation system.
Regional integration has been flagged as an important component to fast-track the transformation of African cities into hubs of innovation.
This emerged during the second day of the Senior Experts Dialogue (SED-2016) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), taking place in Pretoria, under the theme "Cities as Innovation Hubs for Africa's Transformation".
With an impressive variety of fish species, entrepreneurial tenacity and world class academic and research industries, there is a great potential for aquaculture to contribute immensely to South Africa’s economy.
Local government leaders across the continent have been urged to ramp up investment in technology and innovation in a bid to drive growth at municipal level.
Transforming African cities from manufacturing and trade hubs into innovation cities, will be high on the agenda at the Senior Experts Dialogue (SED-2016) on Science, Technology and Innovation(STI), an initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Professor Premesh Lalu address SFSA Media Launch at the Cape Town Science Forum.
The countdown to Science Forum South Africa 2016(SFSA) has begun, with this year’s event taking place from 8-9 December at the CSIR in Pretoria, under the theme ‘Igniting Conversations about Science’.
South Africa, Norway and the United States will launch a joint venture in marine research in Cape Town on 02 November, extending their partnership to gather information from three oceans around southern Africa.
More than half of South Africa's population believe that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are good for the economy and many are in favour of purchasing genetically modified food.